While pitching can be a crap shoot, hitting is something you can generally count on. When you have the opportunity to get a hitter that is capable of being productive and getting playing time, you need to take action.
The amount of injuries across MLB has been nothing short of ridiculous so far this year. It seems as though players are getting soft and missing gobs of time due to blisters and the flu. This is creating some very interesting situations in fantasy baseball leagues. Check your league standings and I will all but guarantee you that the healthiest team(s) are on top. With this knowledge it’s now important to not only look for the best skills when searching for waiver wire pickups but also for durability. Getting the most games played out of your club is so important yet underrated in fantasy baseball. So, with this in mind let’s look at some players who are out on the waiver wire who can help you rack up numbers game in and game out.
The first two weeks of the MLB season has already brought about a great number of surprises. Aside from the injuries to Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian Wilson and Michael Pineda we’ve been disappointed by superstars such as Jose Bautista, Tim Lincecum and even Giancarlo Stanton doesn’t have a HR yet. So, let’s take a look at some players who are likely available on your leagues waiver wire and see who would be the best fit to help your struggling players.